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Want To Propose To Your Man In The Leap Year?

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Want To Propose To Your Man In The Leap Year?

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Next year is a leap year. The time when it is socially acceptable for us women to turn the tables and do our own proposing. Of course if you love your partner and want to spend the rest of your life with him, anytime is the right time. There are plenty of reasons why you would want to propose. You might not have particularly traditional views. Or maybe you’ve been waiting for him to propose, but to no avail. These are some essential need to know tips when planning your proposal to your man, whether it’s on the 28th February or not.

Be prepared for judgement

There are many people out there who won’t agree with a woman proposing to a man and that’s ok. Everyone is entitled to their opinion. If it feels right to you then don’t let anybody else rain on your parade. This judgement could come from people you work with or even family members. Just sit them down and explain what doing this will mean to you. Many people may try to talk you out of it or convince you it is the wrong decision. Always remember that it’s your proposal, not theirs. Be considerate, but stand firm and hold your ground. They are sure to come around to the idea eventually.

Test the waters

It’s definitely worth questioning how important proposing is to your other half. Maybe slip it into conversation or make a joke about it. This should help you understand their feelings on the subject. If they feel strongly about doing it themselves, then you may need to compromise on your plans. Or explain to them how much it would mean for you to propose to them one day. They may appreciate having the pressure of proposing taken off their shoulders. If you’re lucky and they don’t feel strongly about it either way,  you can then continue your proposal plans.

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Getting the ring

It’s tradition for men to propose to women with beautiful Diamond engagement rings. Some men may also appreciate the idea of a diamond ring to mark your engagement. But somehow it’s more likely they will prefer something less feminine. Consider their style and this should help you pick a more appropriate ring for your man. You can always choose a simple band and make it more unique with a personal engraving that relates to you both. If you don’t think your man would appreciate an engagement ring why not go for a watch instead. Again you could get this engraved with the date of your proposal for a more personal touch.

Get creative with ideas

For a unique proposal you need to find a location that holds some significance to you both. Maybe you’ve both always longed to go to New York or Paris. Or maybe you have a favourite beach you like to visit. Your man probably won’t appreciate things such as a candlelit dinner or flowers, so think outside the box. Maybe there’s an outdoor activity he’s always wanted to try that you can include. Making it personal is what will make this proposal memorable. He is bound to accept your proposal when he realises how much additional effort you’ve put it to make it special for him.

You should now feel more prepared when planning your proposal. Keep the focus on you as a couple and you can’t go wrong. Now bite the bullet and get proposing.

Naomi Isted
Editor in Chief, Naomi Isted is known as The Ultimate Lifestylist to her readers and viewers. She is a TV Presenter and Columnist. Ranked in the Top 100 LFW Social Media Influencers AW14 & SS15, Brand Ambassador for Pears Soap UK. Her Celebrity beauty TV Series currently airs to 27million homes on Physique TV in UAE, previously on Wedding TV in the UK. She brings fashion and beauty advice to her readers and viewers on a daily basis. She is Fashion and Beauty Columnist for Herald Scotland and has a Fashion and Beauty Bridal Blog for HELLO. She can usually be found attending celebrity fashion and beauty events in and around London and sharing the latest fashion and beauty trends with her readers.

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